By Ankita Mukherjee Last Updated:
Marriage is a bond of two hearts, two souls. It's like a bridge, a connection. Once that connection starts to lose, the relationship falls apart. Actors or singers or politicians, or even cricketers- those who stay under the spotlight, nothing goes unnoticed, be it their professional life or personal life.
Manoj Tiwari is a big name in the world of Bhojpuri cinema. He may have a glamorous professional life but, his personal life is not so glamorous. His first wife, Rani, who is also known as Pratima, is dating a Punjabi singer, Ekam Bawa, and Ekam's IG handle pictures are the proof. For the unversed, Manoj and Rani had tied the knot in 1999, but after 14 years, in 2012, they had parted their ways.
Now, Punjabi singer, Ekam Bawa, has admitted his relationship with Rani and made it official on his IG handle by posting a few pictures. In one, Rani can be seen hugging Ekam from behind. In the other, it is a single photo of Rani, looking all pretty in a pink and white striped kurta.
While sharing the photos, Ekam captioned it as "(Dil ki feeling) Jarur padna ik var. Har pal mohabbat karne ka wada hai aapse, har pal saath nibhane ka wada hai aapse, kabhi yeh mat samajh na hum aapko bhool jayenge, zindagi bhar chalne ka wada hai aapse. I love you meri jaan my heart beat."
In an exclusive interaction with ETimes, Ekam Bawa opened up about his relationship with Pratima and how he feels for her. In his words, "It’s a blessed feeling to feel loved every day. I am very grateful to God for sharing this bond with her. It’s Pratima’s love and affection towards me that makes me forget everything and fall in love with her all over again, every day."
Manoj Tiwari and Rani have a daughter together, Jiya. And, in 2020, the singer turned actor turned politician, Manoj, was blessed with a baby girl with his second wife, Surabhi Tiwari.
Manoj Tiwari and his first wife, Rani, are in a cordial relationship.